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Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Administrator, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    Have been absent for quite a while -- missed you all. Was very busy with work and a cold, followed by another cold. Unfortunately, couldn't take off work as it was final exam period (lack of rest probably didn't help). Now on semester break, but still have a bit of grading to be done. Glad to be back.

    @Goonergal and @mouseee -- Keeping my fingers crossed for your blood tests, you'll both do great, I am sure.

    Breakfast: Two double decaffeinated espressos with erythritol and cream. Celeriac mash with butter and potato fiber. Steak with mushroom, spring onion, and creme fraiche.

    Lunch: Nothing.

    Dinner: Out for a glass of red wine, a bunless Big King XXL on the way home. Unfortunately still hungry after this (don't really know why after a huge burger, but there it is). So, a chicken wiener, followed by 50g of 85% chocolate and another glass of red wine.

    Turned out to be just below 30g of carbs for the day -- slightly more carbs than usual, but blood sugars were fine all day.
     
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  2. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with the vampire visit @Goonergal. Those ribs looked great by the way. @Brunneria - brought back memories of my early days of online shopping - I've had one carrot and one onion delivered. It was always the substitutes that got me. Some you could see the logic, others not! Like the time they sent a can opener. I'd ordered kitchen roll!!
    Thursday 20 February bed 6.1 FBG 5.7. Arrival of the little people. Got them off to school as normal then took Mum & Dad to the train station. Weather is still vile. I wish they would stop changing the flaming roads in Edinburgh. Go your usual back road route to Waverley only to discover - no, no way you can't go down here any more. Eventually got back and set Hubby to work making broth as it was really cold and horizontal sleet. Boys were ecstatic later to discover it was broth and cheesy bread for them.
    B. TAG
    L. Nothing - running about, getting boys in from school and sorting out menu selection. Didn't get into Aqua today - just as well.
    D. Had 3 walnuts while I was waiting but it was the LC Chicken parmesan @DJC3 had earlier this week. I added some wilted spinach. While having this I was multi tasking hanging up tomorrow's school clothes, getting boys off to bed, reading stories, scraping mud of shoes and polishing and washing their jackets which looked as if they'd gone a few rounds of mud wrestling. I retired for an early night.
     
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  3. Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie-the-Pooh · Well-Known Member

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    Today :

    Breakfast : 2 fried eggs and a tiny pice of bf’s cake leftover ( still have it )

    Lunch : a small pice of chicken , a bit of spinach and kaffir yogurt

    Snack : made the mistake of having kaffir drink ( need probiotics since I had antibiotics). It gave me a big spike

    Dinner : will have only salad to compensate for the kaffir drink.

    - might cancel our trip to Mediterranean due to Coronavirus . I’m sad .
     
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  4. Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie-the-Pooh · Well-Known Member

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    I want that omelette
     
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  5. Quinn1066

    Quinn1066 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try going to a chemist and getting some probiotic capsules, they seem to help me, won't cause spikes.
     
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  6. Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie-the-Pooh · Well-Known Member

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    IMG_5031.jpg

    My salad dinner !
     
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  7. Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie-the-Pooh · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ! I tried a few brands of capsules and they all made me nauseous. That is why I tried the drinks . I might try the yogurt. It might help . Have you tried kafir yogurt ?
     
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  8. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Don't you airfry the ribs? I would have thought that would be perfect.
     
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  9. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    How about this one?

    https://www.carbmanager.com/recipe/keto-doner-kebab
     
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  10. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Why not make your own Keffir. It's super-simple and once you have grains, you can keep it going.
     
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  11. Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie-the-Pooh · Well-Known Member

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    That would be nice . I just found kaffir grains on internet ! Will give it a try
     
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  12. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    It's very, very easy. It gets better as they are used.

    I have some grains in the freezer, I have some vacuum packed, and some just in a sealed jar in the refrigerator. It'll be interesting to see how they have survived after 3 months without activity.
     
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  13. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks (I think) That image and the recipe/whole site look promising - no cream cheese in the pitta is a bonus. I/we keep trying these recipes y'all seem to enjoy but they almost never look like the images or taste very appealing to me/us. Julie is becoming a tad? (very) discouraged - what am I doing wrong? - she really wants to help We will try this but I dread her disappointment if this is yet another waste of time, effort and food. Serious disposal of food/ingredients in the move hammered home that message. Thanks for the links though. I guess it is better to travel in hope and all that but very apprehensive. Obviously I could do the cooking myself but a) experience teaches that it would just make Julie feel even worse. I would just stick to salad and skinny bread with some form of egg/avocado combo to save any hassle. The next foray into lc/keto recipes really needs to work on all 3 levels - looks, taste and bg. Crispy omelette came at the right time - it looked the same and chorizo made it "work" Are we the only ones who still struggle after nearly 5 years?
     
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  14. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Well, Ian, if I am to be completely frank, if after all that's time, I still hadn't found a lifestyle that suited me, to live well and comfortably, I'd be investigating others - even if that involved meds.

    From observation, I also think, in terms of your blood numbers, you are seeking perfection, where it likely doesn't exist, consistently for any of us.

    Sorry if that's blunt, but your sign off rather invited feedback.

    I hope you're both settling into the new house and moving towards it being home.
     
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  15. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Not blunt and there are some points I need to consider. I think maybe LC/keto is over hyped on here whilst I am looking for things it will never deliver. Your reply was temperate but we both have our biases and paradigms to factor in so all is good. It did take me far longer than 5 years to arrive at teaching methods and batting style that worked best for me.
     
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  16. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    :D Airfryer was otherwise occupied with Mr B’s halloumi fries and burglars.
     
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  17. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Finally, Friday 21 - Bed 5.6 FBG 5.2. Crazy morning feeding the munchkins and getting them ready for school, debating "white" rice crispies that don't taste the same as they remember and why No 2 cannot eat square bits of cereal as they are yucky and do not taste the same as round bits. Add in doing a repair job on No. 1's jumper which he managed to catch and still get them out into horizontal sleet yet again. Nipped up to M&S after depositing them in school as No 1 wanted his most favourite sandwich ever since he was at ours. No 2 just wanted yet more broth! Back, made a pasta meatball bake for Hubby & the munchkins later then away again to collect from school. Post lunch I had 2 hours in the swimming pool with them but friends were there too. They spoke to Mum & Dad, asked if they were having a nice time then told them they could stay away longer if they liked
    B. TAG
    L. Somehow I managed to fit in the microwaved remains of yesterday's Parmesan Chicken before swimming.
    D. Zoodles carbonara which was quick to make and eat inbetween sorting out the evening routine.
    After swimming we visited the library and got yet more books so the day ended with Persephone and the pomegranate seeds (that Hades is a mean guy according to No 2) and Jason & the Argonauts.
     
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  18. Antje77

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    Looks very good, I'll have to get ground lamb one of these days. The only problem I see is saving the baked meat long enough to put in on a pitta or wrap. I mean, if something like this emerged from my oven I don't think I could resist just eating it as it is :hilarious:
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  19. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Let me whisper this, quietly in your ear.

    It is possible to slice meat, wrap it, then put it in that really cold place we call the deep freeze. Sometimes, it's just gotta be done.

    Alternatively, you could just have a day or two of complete gluttony. :).

    It wouldn't be great for packed lunches, travelling, casual entertaining, the BBQ (we can temp control ours), and I reckon I could do it on the rotisserie element of the air fryer. You know you want one. ;)
     
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  20. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    On the subject of air fryers/gadgets, in one of my carni Facebook groups someone has posted about the interchangeability of accessories between the IP 6L and the large Ninja airfryer. Pics shamelessly pinched.

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